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Andrew luck was the obvious heisman front runner last season. The media fell in love with RGIII and he ran away with it. This was despite Andrew luck having a great year playing on a top ranked team and RGIII playing on an average team. I know last year I saw highlights of every Luck interception and evey RGIII great play last year. Espn played the pick 6 Luck threw against us about 100 times.
This year Barkley was the obvious front runner for the heiman. He throws 2 interceptions against Stanford and is no longer in the top 10. He has a great day against Oregon and the only thing discussed are the 2 picks. Every time someone talks about Barkley it starts with but he did this or he doesnt do that. Im not saying by any means he Deserves the heisman, but it feels he disnt have a chance. It felt like that The media was going to make sure he didn't get it.
After Barkley was done, Geno smith then could do no wrong. highlight after highlight he we amazing and no one could catch him. even after the Texas tech game. Now that he has fallen from the top his highlights are filled with ints.
Know, Collin Klein is the golden boy. I can say I haven't watched Kansas st play a single down all year, but I can said I have never seen him make a mistake on any of his highlights.
I think the new method for wining the heisman is to be unknown through most of the season, then come on strong at the end. This was you avoid having to be perfect all season. You only have to be Inpressive the second half of the season. Being the favorate sure hasnt worked for anyone lately. The Lucky effect.
Play calling has killed Barkley
Lee is better than Barkley anyway.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Barkley doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the Heisman discussion this year. Is what it is.
Colin Klein is badass.
I definitely don't think he's the favorite, but I don't see how someone like AJ McCarron can be in the conversation and not Barkley. I guess you could argue that Alabama is undefeated, but the reason they're undefeated has little to do with their QB play.
2700+ yds and 30TDs over 9 games should be enough to get Barkley in the discussion, albeit on the back end of it. I think the OP does have a point, the reason why Barkley is basically completely out of the discussion (he didn't even get a 5-6th place vote on one of ESPN's recent staff survey) is only because of the expectations that were placed on him and this team at the beginning of the season.
This post was edited by QuestionEvry 17 months ago
McCarron doesn't belong anywhere near it either. In the single big game BAMA has had all season, he was terrible; completely outplayed by one of the worst starting QBs in the country. Klein, Barner, and Lee have been the 3 best players in the country. I wouldn't have either Barkley or McCarron in the top-10.
Barkley has every reason to be in the conversation...not to win it but be in it...absolutely.
How he is not higher is a crime? This dude should win, but at worst should be Top 2/3?
Barkley's stats are pretty amazing. If our defense had worked like it was supposed to we would not be having this conversation. Barkley is taking a lot of heat for a one-dimensional offense where he is throwing 40 times a game. The odds unfortunately make it easier the more he throws to get a pick. When you can't run you have to pass. Most of all our defense has failed and Barkley is paying the price. In most cases our defense has killed us with PFs and ineffectiveness in key games.
In this day of the 24 hr news cycle this seems to be the way now - having a big 2nd half of the season is an advantage.
ESPN "experts" and their heismanology (or whatever they call it) showing their top 5 that changes every week.
SI "experts" and their weekly graph showing peaks and valleys with different players jumping in when they have a good week.
Lets see where he's at if he looks good against asu and ucla, and then we light up nd. That could set up a pac-12 championship game that could push him (or lee) over the top.
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Interceptions and team record are the only reasons Barkley isn't the frontrunner still. His yards, completion percentage, and TDs are all great
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